On my first trip out to the Neptune Islands, with Andrew Fox (Rodney’s son) I really didn’t know what to expect, whether seeing white sharks in the water would put me off diving forever or not? It truly didn’t, I was instantly mesmerised and educated by their graceful beauty as they glided by the ocean floor cage. I became hooked on their presence and have returned many times since.
I’ve selected these dates because Autumn (April-June) is the perfect time to visit The Neptune Islands for Great White Sharks. It’s known as “Big Girl Season” meaning the summer time smaller male sharks have moved on and the large female (5m +) sharks dominate the region in numbers. The water is still mild for The Neptunes leading to comfortable diving too. Historically, this time of year leads to reliable and numerous shark interactions. So, come and meet the big girls!!
During the trip we’ll visit Hopkins Island to swim with the endangered but very friendly Australian Sealions in a safe and shallow sandy bay. We’ll watch white sided dolphins leaping at the bow of the boat, take an evening island tour to see the endemic black footed wallaroos, but most importantly we’ll be heading out to the Neptune Islands to cage dive with Great White Sharks! This takes place both in a surface cage and the world’s only ocean floor cage (anyone can access the surface cage, certified divers only in the ocean floor cage)
Expect about 3 full days of shark cage diving with 3-4 ocean floor cage trips available to you per day and unlimited surface cage time. This trip has a maximum of 12 guests allowing everyone ample water time with the sharks.
I’ll also be on hand to help out any keen underwater photographers to get the shots of a lifetime of these formidable animals.